DraftKings Responds to J.J. Watt’s Twitter Jab With Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl Odds Boost
Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images. Pictured: J.J. Watt
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt torched the DraftKings Twitter account on Wednesday after the account suggested a picture of him throwing a pass ended up as an interception.
Watt came back with a chart of DraftKings stock replying “you might want to think about intercepting some profits sometime soon.”
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 15, 2022
Watt’s quote tweet was liked by nearly 40,000 accounts.
On Thursday, DraftKings came back with a rebuttal of sorts, boosting the odds on Watt to make his first Super Bowl from 20/1 to 50/1 for a 24-hour period.
The bet, which technically is for the Cardinals to win the NFC, has a max bet of $10, but DraftKings said would all will go to charity of Watt’s choice.
“After getting sacked on Twitter yesterday, clearly we are safer to be on J.J. Watt’s good side,” said DraftKings co-founder and North American president Matt Kalish, in a statement.
Watt could not immediately be reached for comment.
As of 2:30pm ET, DraftKings stock was down 13.6 percent to $10.53, hovering around all-time lows since going public in April 2020. The stock is down 62 percent year to date.